Home Group Sermon Series - 2021


Parables and Possessions. September - November

Parables are stories intended to convey spiritual truths. They are ‘an earthly story with a heavenly meaning!’ The characters in parables are identified by their occupations: a farmer, a merchant, a shepherd or a priest. They aren’t named - but these people could be real, and that’s the point. The characters in parables are instantly recognisable, regardless of time or culture - that’s why these deceptively simple stories are so full of wisdom and so strikingly memorable and true to life.

Parables also have a lot to teach us about our attitude to possessions. It is clear God wants us to make good decisions about our possessions which will have a positive impact on ourselves as well as those around us. The more we make Jesus a priority in our lives, and the more we build our relationship with him, our attitude to possessions becomes less about sacrifice and more about a natural response to God’s generosity and love. As we study this series, bringing together the two themes of ‘Parables and Possessions’, let us allow the Holy Spirit to strengthen our faith, give us hope in challenging times, and help shape our lives.

HG232 :

Forgiveness:

The Parable of the Prodigal Son

Luke 15:11 - 32

28th November

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HG231 :

Sacrifice:

The Parables of the Lost Sheep & Coin

Luke 15:1 - 10

7th November

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HG230 :

Ridicule:

The Parable of the Rich Fool

Luke 12:13 - 34

24th October

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HG229 :

Betrayal:

The Parable of the Wicked Tenants

Matthew 21:33 - 46

10th October

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HG228 :

Transformation:

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

Luke 10:25 - 37

26th September

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HG227 :

Temptation:

The Parable of the Sower

Matthew 13:1 - 23

12th September

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God's Promises In The Psalms. April - July

It is often said the Bible is not relevant to people today, but that’s not true of the Psalms. The Psalms were written as a response to the many situations in which the writers found themselves - situations not too dissimilar to the ones we find ourselves today. They are not out of touch with the harsh realities of life, nor do they observe the world through rose-tinted spectacles. They reflect the reality of human experience, warts and all, which is why Charles Spurgeon wrote: “The Psalms are to be experienced rather than studied” and we can be encouraged as we remind ourselves of ‘God’s Promises In The Psalms.’

HG226 : Watch on YouTube

The Promise of Enduring Love

Psalm 126:1 - 6

Paul Carr - 25th July

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HG225 : Watch on YouTube

The Promise of Protection

Psalm 121:1 - 8

Rachel Orford - 11th July

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HG224 : Watch on YouTube

The Promise of Refuge

Psalm 46:1 - 11

Margaret Fowler - 27th June

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HG223 : Watch on YouTube

The Promise of Deliverance

Psalm 34:1 - 22

James Van Cleef - 13th June

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HG222 : Watch on YouTube

The Promise of Salvation

Psalm 27:1 - 14

Pauline Woolnough - 23rd May

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HG221 : Watch on YouTube

The Promise of Provision

Psalm 23:1 - 6

Revd Canon Hugh Dibbens - 9th May

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HG220 : Watch on YouTube

The Promise of Blessing

Psalm 1:1 - 6

Christine Williams - 25th April

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HG219 : Watch on YouTube

The Promise of Community (ADCM)

Psalm 37:1 - 7a

Paul Carr - 18th April

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Our Hope Is Found In... January - April

Our world has faced unprecedented levels of disruption these past several months. At times, it feels like living on the film set of an apocalyptic movie. The spread of COVID 19 has reminded us of our fragility and how we’re not in control of our own destiny as much as we thought we were. But as we seek to rebuild in this time of major disruption, and with many uncertainties still ahead, how can we, God’s people, experience spiritual hope? Where can we find the resources we need to face the future? If ever there was a time to be reminded about what sustains our faith and gives us hope in our Christian faith it is now.

HG218 : Watch on YouTube

The Resurrection of Jesus

John 20:19 - 31

Pauline Woolnough - 11th April

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HG217 : Watch on YouTube

Prayer

Ephesians 3:14 - 21

Rachel Orford - 21st March

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HG216 : Watch on YouTube

The Scriptures

Romans 15:1 - 13

Revd Prof Stephen Dray - 7th March

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HG215 : Watch on YouTube

The Spirit

Galatians 5:16 - 26

Christine Williams - 28th February

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HG214 : Watch on YouTube

Christ Alone

Colossians 1:15 - 23

James Van Cleef - 14th February

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HG213 : Watch on YouTube

The Glory of God

Romans 5:1 - 11

Pauline Woolnough - 24th January

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HG212 : Watch on YouTube

Our Souls's Anchor

Hebrews 6:13 - 20

Paul Carr - 10th January

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